This is the same source that was used for shnid 8998, but that was from a higher gen. It has been cleaned up to remove most of the pops, clicks, etc. The tape was paused between most tracks, crossfades have been applied to smooth the transitions. Levels have been adjusted to center the sound.
* This is what Rion emailed to Deadlists:
"Dear Mr. Marshall:
I came across your web site while looking for old GD performances. I am the person who taped the Dead at Thelma's on 12/10 and 11., l969.
I attended the first show on each night and taped them with cheapest possible Sony cassette recorder that I had carried with me in Vietnam, from which I had returned about six weeks earlier. I can still remember how exciting it was to listen to the tape on the way home, and probably several times a day in the weeks thereafter.
Thelma's was a real small place, which is why the tape turned out as good as it did. At some point, I dubbed both cassettes onto a reel, which is where most of the copies came from. Amazingly, I still have the original cassette with Dark Star, but managed to lose the others. I would be glad to expound on this at greater length if you wish. You may respond to this email or I can be reached during the day at ......
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